PROCEEDINGS OF THE OF ANCIENT YORK MASONS OF 9 DECEMBER, A.L. 5821, :<s>: RALEIGH : ?BINTED BTf THOMAS HENDEK30/r;> Printer to the State, 1 PROCEEDINGS OP THE GBAND tODGB. GRAND LODGE OF NORTH^eAROLINA^ December 1 9 *9. L. 5S21. Agreeably to the order of the Most Worshipful Grand Master, the Officers, Members and Representatives met in the Masonic Hall, in the city of Raleigh, Bresent, the M- W.JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. B, W. JAMES S. SMITH, G, S. W. R T JOS. H. BRYAN, G. J. W. P. T. WM. BOYLAN, G. T. B. GILLET, G. S. RICH'D SNEED, D. G. S. P.T. JESSE A. DAWSON, G S. D. BENJ, A. BARHAM, G. J. D. CHARLES L. HINTON, G. M. P. To THOS. HENDERSON, G. S. B, JOHN H. HASSAM, G. P- P. T. Bro. ALEXANDER ROSS, G. Steward, THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. REPRE SEXT ATI VE S • St. Johii^s Lodge^ .AT?. 1, Wilmington, Bro. M. W. Campbell. Moijal White Hearty JVo. 2, Halifax, Bro. Willis Alston. Washington, JV*o. 15, Beaufort, Bro. Thos. W. Blackledge. Jlmerican George, JVo. 17, Murfreesboro^, Bro. J. Peebles. Hiram, JVb. 24, Williamsborough, Bros. Jos. H. Bryan, Sam'l Hili- inan and Richard Sneed. Hiram, JSTo. 40, Raleigh, Bros. Thos. Henderson, Charles L. Hinton I and Alexander J. Lawrence. 1 Liberty, JVo. 45^ Wilkesborough, Bros. Alexander Pwkins and Sam- uel F. Patterson. Halt, JVb. 53, Currituck, Bro. Leonard Martin. Unanimity, JVb. 54, Edenton, Bros. George Blair, jr. and Wm. A, Bozman. King Solomon, JVo. .56, Northampton, Bro. John Peebles. Concord, JVb. 58, Tarborough, Bro. Joseph R. Lloyd. Perseverance, JVo. 59, Plymouth, Bro. Wm. A. Bozman. Kilwinning, 64, Wadesborough, Bro. Alexander Little. Scotland t?Vecfe, vVo, 68^^, Halifax, Bros^^ Jesse A. Daweon and J, Ballard. 4 Eagle^ «AT7. 71, Hillsborougli, Bro. James S. Smitli, Widow^s Soih JVo. 75, Camden, Bros. W. B. Webster and Luke G. Lamb. Mbemarle, Hertford, (by dispensation,) Bro. George Blair, jr. VISITORS. Bros. James Cushman, P. M. Benjamin Person, John C. Steadman, John W. Young, John S. Gorman, Benj Ellis, J. H. Lane, Augustus Powers, J. H. Harvey, Dirk Lindeman, David Hellen, John Forbes and Mark Cook. The Grand Lodge was opened in due and solemn form, with prayer by the M. W. Grand Master. The Grand Master called the attention of the Grand Lodge to a let- ter of inquiry, from Mount Vernon Lodge, of Providence, Rhode Is- land, respecting the denunciation of David Vinton, a member of that Lodge, by this Grand Lodge, which, on motion of Brother Smith, was referred to a committee, consisting of Brothers Jas. S Smith, W illiam Boylan, Thomas Henderson, Jesse A. Dawson and M. W. Campbell. Brother George Blair, jr. presented the petition of the Brethren of Albemarle Lodge^ working under dispensation from this Grand Lodge, together with the proceedings of said Lodge, and a certificate from the Rev. Gregory T. Bedell, certifying the uniform and regular mode of work in that Lodge, praying for a charter, which, on motion of Bro. Blair, was granted them. On motion of Brother Henderson, Bros. Alston, Lloyd and Martin were appointed a committee to examine and report on the proceedings of Lodges now working under dispensations, praying for charters Brother Bryan moved that the Royal Edwin Lodge be struck from the rolls of this Grand Lodge ; which was not agreed to. On motion of Brother Lloyd, it was agreed that Brother John Mur- daiigh. Master of Davie Lodge, should inquiw into the proceedings and situation of Royal Edwin Lodge, and report to the next annual meeting of this Grand Lodge. On motion of Brother Boylan, a committee was appointed, consisting of Bros. Sneed, Hinton and Henderson^ to examine the Treasurer's accounts, and report to this Lodge. On motion of Brother Hillman, Brother James Cushman was re- quested to give a Lecture on the third degree of Masonry | and with which request he complied. On motion of Br(»ther Hassam, Jiesolvedy That the thanks of this Grand Lodge be tendered to Brother Cushmar^ for the very able, eloquent and truly masonic Lecture with which he has favored us this evening*. On motion of Brother James S. Smith, .'Resolved, by the Grand Lodfje of the State of North-Carolina, That Brother James Cushman be recommended to the subordinate Lodges working* under the authority of this Lodge as a suitable and competent person to give Lectures on the three first de* grees of Masonry, 5 Resulved further. That this Grand Lodge, impressed with tiie importance and neces- sity of an uniform mode of working in all the subordinate Lodges under its care, da earnestly recommend to them the employment of the worthy Brother above mention* ed, with a view to attain an object so desirable. The foregoing resolutions were severally agreed to. Ordered that the Grand Secretary send special notices of the forego- ing resolutions to the several Lodges subordinate to this Grand Lodge. On motion of Brother Henderson, it was agreed that the M. W. Grand Master should appoint Brother James CusLman Grand Lecturer. The Grand Secretary read a letter from Mr. Samuel Campbell, of New- York, respecting the engraved plate for Diplomas, which Mr, Campbell has in his possession. On motion of Brother Lloyd, it was agreed that this Grand Lodge should hold no further correspondence with Mr. Campbell on that subject. On motion of Brother Alston, the Grand Secretary was instructed to inform Mr. Samuel Campbell of the above resolution adopted by this Lodge. ' No further business coming before this Grand Lodge, it was closed in due and solemn form, and adjourned until Monday evening next, the 3d of December, BAZALEEL GILLET, G. Secretary. GRAND LODGE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, December 3, ^. L. 58£1. The Grand Lodge met this evening agreeably to adjournment, when were present The M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. R. W. JAMES S. SMITH, G. S. W. P. T. J. H. BRYAN, G. J. W. P. T. WM. BOYLAN, G. T. BAZALEEL GILLE T, G. S. RICHARD SNEED, D. G. S. P. T. J. A. OAWSON, G. S. D. B. A. BARH\M, G.J. D. f CHARLES L. HINTON, G. M. P. T. THOS. HENDERSON, G. S. B. W. SHAW, G. P. P. T. Bro. ALEX. ROSS, G. S. THOS. POUNDS, G. T. The following additional Representatives appeared, produced their credentials, and took their seats : Western Sun^ JV*o. 72, Wake, Bro. Woodson Clements. John L. Taylor^ JVb. 70, Bro. E. S. Lindsay, Blakelt/f JVo. 73, Bro. J. D. Hawkins, 3 Magle, JSTo. 7% Bro. W, Shaw. St. John^Sf JVo, 3, Newbern, Bro. F. L. Hawke3« Kilwinning^ JV*o, 64, Wadesboro% Bros. J. Benton and J. Legrand.. VISITORS. Bros* Janies.Ciishman^ P. M. Mark Cook, J. Battle, James Boylaii, John W.. Jones, W. G. Bowers, Daniel Bateman, John Forbes, J. Bra- selraan, J. S. Baker, J. Seawell, J. H» Lane, J* Je Lancaster and Johu D. Delacy, A report from Brothers James Ireilell, J. C, Ehringhause and Isaaq N, Lamb, a committee appointed at the last annual communication of this Grand Lodge to inquire into the difference between Hall Lodge, No. 53, and Di*. Samuel Robinson, was received and read, which, after some discussion, together with the accompanying documents, was refer- red to a committee, consisting^ of Brothers Hillman, Henderson and Martin, who, after retiring for a few m*nnents, made the following re- port : The committee to whom was referred the report of Brothers Jsimes Iredell, John C. Ehrii\g'hause and Isaac N. Lamb, a committee appointed for the purpose of investiga- ting the facts connected with the expulsion from Hall Lodge, No. 53, of Doctor Samuel Bobinson, and the documents accompanying the same, respectfully report, that it ap- pears to your committee that tlie conduct of Dr. Samuel Robinson was not of that cha- racter which would justify expulsion, the circumstances having grown out of some ex- citement arising from a personal misunderstanding between the Doctor and some of the officers of the Lodge, the m.erits of which your committee will not undertake to judge of, further than to say, that they believe the conduct of the Doctor and of the Lodge may have been somewhat hasty and improper. They, therefore, recommend that Dr. Samuel Robinson be reinstated to all the rights and privileges of Masonry ; and for that purpose, the adoption of the following resolution : Resolved^ That the decision of Hall Lodge, No 53, expelling Brother Samuel Robin- son, be reversed, and that he be restored to all the rights and privileges of Masonry. Resoectfuliy submitted. SAM'L lULLMAN, Chairman. This report was read and concurred in« December ct, 182L The committee appointed to examine the accounts of the Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge, having performed the duties assigned them, report, that there is at this time one hundred and ninety -five pounds thirteen shillings and eight pence half penny in the hands of the Treasurer, due and owing to the Grand Lodge, and subject to their disposal. Respectfully submitted. RICH'D SNEED, Chairman. This report was read and concurred in. The M. W, Grand Master submitted to the consideration of the G. Lodge a circular, from the Grand Lodge of Louisiana, on the sub ject of a Masonic Hospital, which, after being read, was, on motion of Brother Bryan, referred to a committee, consisting of Brothers Bryan, Alston and Blackledge. The Grand Lodge now proceeded to the election of Officers for the ensuing year* 7 riie M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON was re-elected M. R. W. JAMES S. SMITH was elected S. G. W. JOS. H. BRYAN. J. G. W. WILLIAM BOYLAN, G. T. BENJ. A. BARHAM, G. S. IHil^~ On motion of Brother Martin, it was ordered that Brother Isaac N. Lamb be requested to inquire into the situation of Camden Lodge, No. 63, Jonesborough, and report to this Grand Lodge at the next annual communication. No further business coming before this Grand Lodge, it was closed and adjourned until to-morrow at 3 o'clock, P. M. BEZALEEL GILLET, G. Secretary, GRAND LODGE OF NORTH-CAROLINA, December 4, 1821, At 3 o'clock to-day, agreeably to adjournment, the Grand Lodge met. Present, M. W. JOHN A. CAMERON, G. M. JAMES S. SMITH, G. S. W, ALEXANDER LITTLE, G. J. W. P. T. JAMES CUSHMAN, G. Lecturer. SAMUEL HILLMAN, G. T. P. T. B. GILLET, G. Secretary. J. H. HASSAM, D. G. Secretary, J. A. DAWSON, G. S D. B. A. BARHAM, G. J. D. G. T. BEDELL, G. C. J. D. HAWKINS, G. M. P. T. W. SHAW, G. S. B. P. T. JOHN PEEBLES, G. P. P. T. ALEXANDER ROSS, G. Steward. THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. Members and Visitors as yesterday. The Grand Lodge walked in procession to the Presbyterian Church, where a very eloquent and appropriate discourse was delivered by the W. G. T. Bedell, one of the Grand Chaplains of the G. L, of North- Carolina. Th« Lodge returned in procession to their Hall, when it was ad- journed until 8 o'clock P. M. December 4, 1821, 8 o'clock, P. M. The Grand Lodge met agreeably to adjournment. Present, the officers, members and visitors as at 3 o'clock. The M. W. Grand Master installed the newly elected officers in due and ancient form. 8 On motion of Bro. S. Hiliman, Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand T odge be presented to Bro. the W„ G. T. Bedell, one of the Grand Chaplains of this Lodge, for the very eloquent, appro- priate and truly Masonic discourse which he has this day delivered. Resolved further. That the Treasurer of this Lodge be directed to pay Bro. G. T. Be- dell the sum of fifty dollars, as a small compensation for his services. The committee to whom was referred the communication from Mount Vernon Lodge, Providence, Rhode Island, relative to the unmasonic conduct of David Vinton, by their Chairman, James S, Smith, submit- ted a report, with which the Lodge concurred, and ordered that the Secretary send a copy thereof to Mount Vernon Lodge. 0n motion of Brother J. H. Ilassam, Resolved, That Brothers J. H. Hassam, J. R. Lloyd and J S. Smith be a committee to take into consideration the expediency of providing for the Grand Lodge a suitable Sword, and also Candlesticks proper for their use. The committee appointed to take into consideration the expediency of providing a Sword and Candlesticks for this Lodge, beg leave to report : That, as a Sv/ord and Candlesticks are used in processions, they deem it important that they should be such as would, in some measure, correspond with the Jewels and other insignia of the craft; they, therefore, recommend the purchase of new ones for that purpose. J. H. HASSAM, ^ J. R. LLOYD, V Committee. J. S, SMITH, 3 Brothers Thomas Henderson, C, L. Hinton and John H. Hassam were appointed a committee to procure the several articles of Furniture and Jewels named in the foregoing report. Brother B, Gillet was appointed to inquire into the situation of Neusf?; Lodge, to receive the Jewels and other property belonging to it, for the use of this Grand Lodge, as the Charter has been surrendered. The M. W. Grand Master was pleased to make the following ap- pointments for the erjsuing year : G. T.' BE DELL, ") J.CALDWELL, I G. Chaplains, WILLIAM LANCASTER,] J. CUSIIMAN, G. Lecturer. J. A. DAWSON, G. S. D. JOHN M. HASS.4M, G. J. J. D. HAWKiNS, G. M. T. HENDERSON, G. S. B. ■ J, PEEBLES, G. P. A. ROSS. G. Stew. THOMAS POUNDS, G. Tyler. The Grand Lodge was then closed in due and solemn form luitil the next Grand Annual Communication. 9 LIST OF LODGES, Under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Mrth- Carolina, 182£„ St. John's, No 1 'Vl^ 1 1 ITi i Ti c t n Ti TV Ililllllg (.V^lt'9 T?nval Whif/a TTAo-pt Halifax. St. John, Newbern* Royal Edwin^ 5. Windsor. ft jc tty c LLC V iiic* Johnston Caswell^ 10, W^arrenton. Washin^'ton, 15. Beaufort. A.nicncan Gcor^c^ I^urfre esb orough« 1R uxJllCo vULllltjr. Hiram 24. WillijnriQhnvnii O'h 31©iint Moriab^ sr. Iredell. jriidiciiiA, Fre eland. 33, Rowan. Davie, JSC I tit;, Raleigh. xxiram, liiberty^ Hall, 1 1 T»"t»i + n «^ t T Tti 5i m tTi 1 f V XliU.C'11 LUil, King* Solomon, 56 Northampton, iiZ7L> xl.llU.lt:; W b. Louisburg". Concord, 58 Tarborough. Perseverance, oy. IT ly IIlOULli. XJnion, ^IVay n e s h or 0 u g'h 0 v/diiiucii. 0 ^, J onesbo 1 ou^h. Kilwinning*, M^ilJiam R. Davie^, o^. Wadesboroughj 65 Lexing'ton. Williams, 66,' Currituck, Scotland Neck, 68, Halifax. Taj'lor, 69, Beaufort. Johr. L. Taylor, 70, Currituck, Eagle, 7h Hillsborough. IVestern Sun, 72, Wake. Blakely, 73, Franklin. Golden Fleece, 74, Milton. Wid w's Son, 75, Camden. Greensboroug-h, 76, Guilford. Albemarle, Sharon, (by dispensation) Western Star, do. 77, Hertford. Greensville. RutherfordtoHa EXPULSIONS IN 5821. From Hiram Lodge, No. 40, Raleigh, Henry Brown, Henry Guy, Jeremiah M^Re^;, Thomas Williams, Alsey Hunter and Silion Utley, for non-p$yment of dues, 40 Worshipful Sir and Brother^ In the discharge of a duty incunAent on me, I have the honor of communicating to you tlie proceedings of the Grand Lodge of North-Carolina, at their Grand Annual Communication, A. L. 5821, accompanied with a list of the Lodges working under the authority oJ this Grand Lodge. With respect^ I have the honor to be yours fraternally, Graiul Secretary.